Redemption Song: How Irakere provided an Opportunity for Chucho Valdés to Bring a New Cuban Sound to the World and to Reunite with His Father

The following is an excerpt of a chapter from the unpublished Mambo Influenciado: The Memoirs of Chucho Valdés by Chucho Valdés with Fernando González. González is a longtime contributor to and former editor of JAZZIZ magazine.   Three Pianos, Two Guitars and a Band From Cuba The Newport Jazz Festival at Carnegie Hall on June

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